Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit

Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit aquarium water test kits
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Tetra Aquarium Test Strips work quickly to provide accurate results and help you to treat your aquarium effectively. Just dip and read.
  • Results for chlorine, nitrate, nitrite, general hardness (GH), alkalinity (KH) and pH
  • Reactions stop at 60 seconds
  • For easier testing, try our free Water Care App available on iTunes and Google Play
Tetra EasyStrips 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Kit is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor accuracy, and no ammonia test??? ive used these and the colour spectrum is poor, (3 simultaneous strip test are different...) and what sort of "all in 1" kit doesnt include ammonia??very expensive for something so poor, avoid!!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's ALL in the chart For those who are far-sighted and didn't/can't read the print at the back and below the bottle just pull it back or cut it with a blade and it folds out or you can find this chart also on pdf file to download at:www.tetra-fish.com/~/.../Tetra/.../Test%20Kits/2013TestStripColors.ashxNow in my area I have a problem with hard water and too high ph (alkalinity) which this combo makes it perfect for me to check/monitor, in addition to when I add water I need to know the chlorine in that too. Glad there is a combo product like this and the price is not bad too. With knowledge comes responsibility: Only thing now I need to buy other chemicals to keep adjusting the water to a safe level.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color Chart on label To counter the six reviewers that found it easier go the manufacturer's website to write a 1 star review and drive to the store to return the product than to read the instructions - the label is clearly protruding, indicating it is a pull back label (like many over the counter medicine instructions), and clearly states "Pull here to open label for more information and Color Charts". I am genuinely concerned for the future of humanity. The tests and charts have worked great with no issue.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed! After several trips to Petsmart to test the aquarium water, we thought it might be easier to buy the strips and do it ourselves. Wow! Now we have more time to watch our fish and we know that they're in healthy water. We love it.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No testing chart It might be true it's a good product, but I never got to find out because neither the plastic container nor the packaing had a colored chart as a guide to what the PH levels were. Totally useless,
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No test chart! These test strips could be great if they came with a chart...I imagine, some do and some dont perhaps as the company fills needs for chart they open the packaging and pull the chart out, and then sell the opened test strips to their own advantage...because I had no wrap around my bottle of strips. Useless!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRILLIANT product I am very very happy with this, I usually stressed over levels and had used other kits but nothing as simple as this. the color chart does come in the container you just have to peel the label back, and if in any case it doesn't for some odd reason, tetra representatives will e-mal you one. I have my tank finally in check and very very happy fish.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no comparison chart!! No comparison chartJune 13, 2013Size of tank: Less than 38 gallonsType of tank: TropicalHow long have you owned an aquarium?: Less than 6 monthsI also bought the test strips and once I got home discovered that there was no comparison chart on the bottle like it says on the directions. These are completely useless and I will be taking them back. Do not buy them
Date published: 2013-08-29
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I am using these strips with the My Aquarium app. Which direction does the strip need to be?  Should the finger grip part of the strip be on the bottom of the window or the top?  I don't see directions on this & I'm getting quite different recommendations

Asked by: Csrjtr
You hold the strip at the largest white area which would be at the bottom when held up to your phone camera. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-10

I set the timer for 60 seconds and water was fine but the longer the test strip sat the darker the colors got ,do I take the reading at the end of the 60 sec only ?

Asked by: Lilly63
Yes, take the reading at the end of the 60 seconds. It will get darker as the pads dry, leaving only the reagent behind. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

I know it says the reaction stops at 60 seconds.But I am new to the fish life and just want to make sure because I really care about my fish.Nitrate and nitrate pads have good colors when wet,but change to rose when dry.Does that mean they are present?

Asked by: heythere
No, the reagent is left behind as moisture evaporates. It does not mean that nitrate is present. Stick with the 60 second read time. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-31

Is the nitrate value indicated on these strips nitrate+nitrite, or nitrate only?

Asked by: MeganAC
Megan, The 6-n-1 Test Strips should have both a test strip for Nitrate and Nitrite. Nitrate should be the top pallet, and then Nitrite underneath it. Christina
Answered by: Mini
Date published: 2017-02-27

my KH reading turned blue what does this mean? (using the 5-in-1 easy strips) and why can't this be answered in the questions?

Asked by: Kanadian
That means your water is extremely hard, lots of carbonates in it. If you did not find it in the questions, it would be because no one has asked it before. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21

I have your test kit but doesn't have a test for Amonia is there any way to do this or is that another test kit. For the price I was charged for the test kit it should be included.I think I bought it on amazon and payed a lot for the test kit . HOW TO AMO

Asked by: Don the turtle man
Over adding easy Balance
Answered by: Jameshkelley
Date published: 2017-01-10

Can I use Tetra 6 in 1 test strips with API products? starting a 54 gallon tank in thecoming months. Plan on using tap water, putting live plants in. Trying to build up stock on supplies. What do I do?

Asked by: LCRicky25
Thank you for your interest in Tetra products! Yes, this kit can be used in conjunction with any aquarium products. If you are going to have live plants, be sure to use fluorite as your substrate, and adjust your tap water, if necessary, so it is slightly soft. Some Mopani wood or driftwood and peat would make the plants very happy, along with a plant light. Best of luck! BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-20

I tested purified water,but the nitrate is not ZERO.Is it the problem of the product?(color is a little deeper than 0)

Asked by: MRlittleboy
The results are dependent on how long you wait to read them. Assuming you waited quite literally 60 seconds, and not actually more than 60 seconds, you would get an accurate reading. 0 is a cream or off white color. A darker cream or grayish color is not going to indicate any nitrate, it will just indicate organic matter either on the pad or from in the water, or it may just indicate that the pad is darker because it is wet. My interpretation of your comment "color is a little deeper than 0" is that you saw a cream, tan, beige, type of color, not pink. Therefore, there was no nitrate. "Purified water" can mean a lot of things and how purified it is will be dependent on how well maintained the equipment used to purify it is kept. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-31
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Just in case your instructions and color chart got wet, we're happy to provide links to these links for your use.  

EasyStrips Testing Chart

EasyStrips Test Strips Instructions

Dosing Guide

Please note... colors on screens and printers can be calibrated differently from the inserts provided with your product!